[Petaluma Chicken Promotional Film]
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Petaluma, California: portions of an early sound promotional film featuring a large group of young ladies who make a very large omelet in a giant pan (10-12 feet diameter / ends with closeup of chickens
Women Gender roles Models Poultry industry Agriculture Cooking Stunts Eggs Sexism Promotional stunts Oddities
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- United States
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Subject: Eggstemely silly!
So the chef decides to have them cook a giant omelette "the largest the world has ever known... and that will mean.......health..... wealth.... happiness", yes sir more pauses. So the women put on chef hats and they break up the eggs and then mix them with spices while the chef pours milk in the bowls.
The film then cuts to the women alone, now in different outfits exercising in a giant frying pan while a giant chicken is in the background. After that randomness they are back with the chef to make the omelette, putting the mixed eggs into the very same giant pan that people were exercising in. At the end, the women (some now wearing chicken hats instead of chef hats) are eating the cooked eggs and commenting on how good they taste.
Weird and funny for intentional and unintentional reasons. It definitely doesn't take itself too seriously and neither should the viewer. Recommended especially for those looking for something a little different to watch here.
Subject: Eggarama at Petaluma
Interestingly, today eggs in the grocery in California cost at least 75 to 150 percent more than they do in the Midwest. Unionized chickens? Mezz'cans don't gather or candle eggs? Who knows.
I did not appreciate the sexual innuendos that Spuzz did. But I did notice that Chef San Francisco did have a bulge in that apron. Maybe it was an omphalocoele.
anyways....Ok flick. Like many others...it's better than that junk they hawk on cable TV.
Subject: Lay off the Freudian theory, it's just . . .
And yes, there was a large Jewish presence in Petaluma in those years. I have had the privilege of talking with some of these now elderly farmers. Quite a fascinating history.
Subject: Promo lays an egg.
Subject: video from a near utopia
Subject: Big = Good
Subject: EGG PORN!!!
Since I am almost done viewing all there is too see here, I wasnt expecting anything out of the ordinary anymore. Then comes the Petaluma chicken film which just blows me away for being OUT there and being highly strange and makes me feel uncomfortable at the same time.
A group of women come up to Chef San Fransisco and present him with eggs! Uh, its strange already. Chef welcomes the girls to SF by saying My, those are wonderful beautiful white eggs! and suggests they make an omelet, while trying unsuccessfully to remember his lines. Next scene, the women are making the omelet! Theyre chatting away, while the good chef looks on. The chef offers milk to the eggs as well. Yes, the sexual implications of this is too ridiculous, I know. After that scene, we get the most bizarre cutaway to women excersising. Why? Who knows? But most of them are totally rhythm confused. After that scene, the girls are back cooking their omelet. 2 old codgers come on the screen. I think they might be from a egg group in California. Theyre too stunned to speak at the weirdness going on so they only get a few words out between the two of them. Anyways, the girls continue to cook the omelet as the film ends.
Very very bizarre. A MUST SEE on this site!